Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground – Hey Momma’

3 12 2007

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Beatle-esque harmonies, circus organs, and psychedlic overtones dominate this track from the collective from Seattle, Washington.  Solid song writing and music production will carry these boys far.

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Sea Wolf – Black Dirt

18 11 2007

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Sea Wolf (aka Alex Brown Church) is a local indie rock singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California.

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Poni Hoax – Shes on the Radio

17 11 2007

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From Paris, France comes Poni Hoax. An electronica group with italo disco influences.  Vocals sound similar to David Bryne of Talking Heads.

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Sufjan Stevens – Free Man In Paris

16 11 2007

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This is a cover version of Joni Mitchell’s, “Free Man in Paris” that was originally released on her 1974 album Court and Spark.  This track can be found on a 2007 tribute to Joni Mitchell compilation.   Stevens kept only the lyrics and let the words inspire him to write a new arrangement and melody for the song.  Stevens has stated that with his cover he “decided to conjure up a party song, with strings and trumpets and trombones and vibraphones marching in a parade down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, all lit up with fireworks.”

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The Hives – Tick Tick Boom

14 11 2007

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The latest offering from the Hives was released on November 13th, called “The Black & White Album”, from which you can find this track.

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White Rabbits – The Plot

13 11 2007

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The White Rabbits reminding me of such groups as The Walkmen & The French Kicks.

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Plain White T’s – Umbrella (Rhianna Cover)

23 10 2007

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Heartfelt cover of Rhianna’s Umbrella and one of the best covers I’ve heard of this song to date.

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